BY JONAH DOCTURA | 2017
In Colossians 2:16-17, Paul writes that the festivals are "shadows of things to come." As a review, the Appointed Sabbath Days of Adonai Elohim provide an "overview" of history, each reflecting a specific event in the life and work of Messiah.
The Spring Festivals of Passover, Unleavened Bread, First Fruits and Pentecost received a Messianic fulfillment within the events of the first coming of Messiah.
Because of this, either people missed or many believe that it is not unreasonable to think that the fall festivals speak to Messiah's return.
When Solomon built the first Temple, It was on Sukkot that the Spirit of G-d descended upon it. -Bro. Jonah Doctura, Elder-
Sukkot: Temporary dwellings. "It shall be a sabbath of rest unto you, and ye shall afflict your souls, by a statute for ever." Leviticus 16:29-34
The Ancient Celebration. On each day of Feast of Tabernacles, the people in the Temple courtyard would hold the cluster of branches, waving them before the L-RD, and make a circular procession around the altar. The first six days they would circle the altar once. On the seventh day, they would circle the altar seven times.
And I will circle. The circling seven times in the last day of the Feast is parallel to the seven times Joshua and his army circled the city of Jericho before capturing it.
Its Messianic Significance. Tabernacle is not only a celebration of the harvest, it also celebrates G-d's dwelling with humanity.
This is why we can determine from the Scriptures and other records that during Sukkot Yeshua was born.
The Evidences of His birth during Sukkot. Shepherds of the Levitical Temple servants were among the very first to know and they undoubtedly announced it in Jerusalem so that all who came to worship at the Temple would hear that the Messiah had been born.
Another interesting fact is that during the Feast of Tabernacles, there would be no rooms available, anywhere close to Jerusalem. Of course, there would be sukkah everywhere.
Who were the Magi? Daniel had been in Babylon and made head of the magicians, who were in reality astronomers/astrologers. He evidently taught them about YHWH's ways. The Magi passed these along for generation after generation, until the time came for Yeshua to be born.
A New Star in the Sky. The rabbis have a tradition that in the week in which the Messiah will be born, there will be a bright star in the east, which is the "star of the Messiah".
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